VERITAS - Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System

Program Description: VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) is a ground-based gamma-ray instrument operating at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO) in southern Arizona, USA. This VHE observatory effectively complements the NASA Fermi mission. Because it is very difficult to produce gamma-rays, the objects that emit them are very interesting to astrophysicists. High-energy gamma rays are associated with exploding stars (supernovae), pulsars , quasars , and black holes rather than with ordinary stars or galaxies.

Year Started: 2003.

Organization Description: The facility is funded by the US (NSF, DOE, Smithsonian Institute), Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

Data Description: N/A

Project Type: Instrument

Project Domains: Math and Physical Sciences

No budget information

Federal Funding: NSF, DOE, Smithsonian

Program Data

Location Lat/Lon Coordinates Location Type Data Type Data Generation Single Data Instance Size (TB) Estimated Daily Data Size (GB) Estimated Annual Data Size (PB) Average Sustained Throughput (Gbps) Maximum Sustained Throughput (Gbps) Online Repository Size (PB) Total Repository Size (PB) Delay Tolerance (minutes) Jitter Sensitive? Uses the Cloud?
Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, Amado, AZ, United States 31.7079,-111.0645 Instrument Data Not Specified - No